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    Lightbulb Diode Dynamics: SL1 LED Headlights for Toyota Supra! USA Made! See Installed Pics




    SL1 LED Headlight for Toyota Supra





    Diode Dynamics is pleased to offer the USA-made SL1 LED headlight for Toyota Supra applications.

    *MK4 fitments have been confirmed, previous model generations are still to come*


    SL1 LED Headlight. If you're looking to improve your Toyota Supra's visibility at night, you've probably seen tons of options available for LED upgrades. There's plenty of LED bulbs on the market, but they all have their shortcomings. They're too big to install, have no hotspot in the beam pattern, or they simply stop working after just a few months. With its compact size, optically correct output, thermally-modeled cooling, and boost-mode electrical circuit, the Diode Dynamics' SL1 LED finally provides a true upgrade in performance in your Toyota Supra.


    Street Legal Output. Don't be fooled by high lumen numbers or "projector specific" bulbs. Your Supra's headlights are designed to focus light. If the light source is out of focus, it doesn't matter how bright it is - you won't have a focused hotspot of light to shine down the road - just more glare. To correct this, the Diode Dynamics' SL1 LED headlight bulb was engineered with advanced optical design software, to perfectly match filament location. This allows the Diode Dynamics SL1 LED to focus light just like an original bulb, preserving the focus and hotspot, with no added glare. It produces a functional beam pattern on the road, in compliance with photometric standards, for a safe, functional output, which we call Street Legal.


    Tested to Perform. The Diode Dynamics' engineering team tests the SL1 bulb in factory headlamps, and measures the entire beam pattern using specialized equipment. It's an elaborate affair: a headlight is mounted to a computer-controlled rotating head called a goniometer. Light shines down a tunnel, where a sensor collects data as the headlight is rotated. The entire beam pattern is mapped, and we compare the total output to the original halogen, confirming that the SL1 bulb shines more light in the hotspot, without adding extra glare on the road. The test results speak for themselves: in most lamps, like the 2015 F-150 Halogen lamp below, there is 30-70% more light in the critical hotspot, with no added glare or spread of light. With optical engineering, testing, and validation in the application, we can assure correct optical performance.




    *THIS IS NOT PHOTOSHOP*


    Staying Cool. You may have seen bulbs that use large straps for cooling, or fans that just make noise. These bulbs run hot, resulting in degradation of output after a few months. When it comes to cooling, proper engineering is required to efficiently remove heat from the bulb. In the Diode Dynamics SL1, a copper core board, thermal phase-change material, and thermally-modeled zinc casting get heat to the base, where base fins release it, designed for aerodynamic performance in conjunction with the flow rate and pressure of the Sunon bearingless microfan. The result is a highly-effective and reliable cooling system, keeping the bulb running at maximum potential.


    Fitment. With its patent-pending design, the SL1 LED fits where other bulbs won't, without cutting or modification to your Supra's headlight housings. There's no hanging metal straps, just a compact bulb that plugs right in, with a nylon-reinforced shroud. Only slightly larger than a standard halogen bulb, it fits behind dust caps and in tight spaces. The base sizes are keyed for exact applications, not one-size-fits-all, and the compact driver easily tucks away.


    Reliability. Every part of the the Diode Dynamics SL1 LED was designed for reliability, from the high-temperature teflon wire, to the zinc castings, to the reinforced plastics. The compact driver uses a unique boost-mode circuit, which prevents thermal imbalance in the LEDs, and has transient protection for long life in automotive circuits. Finally, the SL1 bulb was put through its paces in our environmental testing chambers - where the bulb successfully performed through dozens of thermal cycles, from -40 through 150 degrees Celsius. The SL1 will keep performing in your Supra for years, and is backed by a three year warranty.


    Experience. After over a decade in business, Diode Dynamics is the most trusted name in automotive LED lighting. Unlike every other LED distributor, we manufacture and engineer products ourselves in the United States, for high quality and fast time-to-market of the newest and brightest LED technologies. We pride ourselves in offering only quality LED products, for vehicle applications like the Toyota Supra, which will exceed your expectations.

    Specifications

    Measured Lumens: 1630 (per bulb)
    Color Temp (CCT): 5700K Power (watts): 20.2
    Operating Voltage: 5-16V
    Current (amps @ 13.2V): 1.58 Polarity:
    Polarity Specific LED Emitter: Luxeon Z ES
    Connector(s): OEM-Size Plug and Play
    Driver Features: External, Waterproof, Constant Current
    Materials: Copper PCB, PP-TD30 Base, Zinc Heatsink
    Cooling: Active, Mag-Lev Microfan
    Compliance Ratings: FMVSS108 Beam Pattern, SAE J575 Durability Test







    Click To Order Your Toyota Supra SL1 LED Headlight Replacements:


    Diode Dynamics SL1 Low Beam LED Headlight for 1994-1998 Toyota Supra


    Diode Dynamics SL1 High Beam LED Headlight for 1994-1998 Toyota Supra










    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, PM, email [email protected]

    *PM us for the free-shipping code* (U.S. forum members only)

    Thanks for looking!
    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics




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    Last edited by Diode Dynamics; 05-22-2018 at 09:58 AM.

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    looks good, is there a reason that you don't create new headlights with up to date projectors and high beam reflectors?
    I see stuff left and right for other makes and models. Obviously the amount of R&D and materials cost plays a huge part in that. Anything that could be developed in that area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supergoji View Post
    looks good, is there a reason that you don't create new headlights with up to date projectors and high beam reflectors?
    I see stuff left and right for other makes and models. Obviously the amount of R&D and materials cost plays a huge part in that. Anything that could be developed in that area?
    It's extremely cost-prohibitive to offer full replacement housings (Six figure tooling costs alone). We have the capability to design just about anything, but it still has to be justifiable from a business perspective.

    The proprietary clear material that our Stratasys 3D Printer uses runs about $2,000 per pound, so we have to stick to the biggest markets for more R&D-intense product lines.

    With all that being said, the SL1 works extremely well in OEM reflector style housings and is the best option for Supra owners who want an OEM+ upgrade with a 30-40% increase in usable output. Here's an example from a local dealer of ours:

    Diode Dynamics SL1 LED Headlights installed in a Dodge Ram Quad Reflector Headlight provided by authorized dealer & Dodge Ram lighting expert, RetroShop



    SL1 LED Low-beam:








    SL1 LED High-beam:











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    The bulb is plug and play for the Supra. The 9006 SL1 low beam looks like they have the ability to be adjusted using a small allen wrench. What size allen wrench does the little hex bolt take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supra-raleigh View Post
    So, the bulb is plug and play for the Supra. The 9006 SL1 low beam looks like they have the ability to adjusted using a small allen wrench. What size allen wrench does the little hex bolt take?
    The SL1s are not meant to be adjusted. They are produced in-house, and should work perfectly right out of the box for your application. On some applications, we need to adjust the rotation to ensure they are using the factory optics correctly, but that's when certain vehicle-specific sizes are purchased. It's also done in-house before they ship.

    Thank you!
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    Do LED Headlights Work In Projector Headlight Housings? Diode Dynamics SL1 Review

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    Thanks for the feedback, we're glad you're enjoying the bulbs! If you happen to get any pictures, we'd definitely love to see them!
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    any pictures of a supra with the SL1 bulb installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonierme View Post
    any pictures of a supra with the SL1 bulb installed?
    If you click their link in the first post my silver car shows them installed.
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    All SL1 LED Headlight Bulbs are now IN STOCK!!

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    LED Focus: What you need to know!


    Are you looking to make the switch from halogen to LED headlight bulbs? Before you do, check out this video to ensure you choose the best one.

    Good optical focus means more light further down the road where you need without any glare. We put together this video to highlight what to look for when choosing an LED headlight bulb for your vehicle. Check it out! And don't forget to shoot us a PM for free USPS shipping on any U.S order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diode Dynamics View Post
    The SL1s are not meant to be adjusted. They are produced in-house, and should work perfectly right out of the box for your application. On some applications, we need to adjust the rotation to ensure they are using the factory optics correctly, but that's when certain vehicle-specific sizes are purchased. It's also done in-house before they ship.

    Thank you!
    Nick C.
    Just installed these on my wife's Supra, as the stock lights were, inadequate, shall we say? Have yet to get it out on the road, but just turning them on in the garage with the lights out, I'm impressed so far. Will make sure the aiming is correct and go from there.

    Question though. I notice in the instructions that the orientation can be rotated, and understand this is important for optics of some designs. I suspect this would be required on our high beams, as the bulb is exposed in the housing. However, I'm wondering if this is necessary in a projector style headlight? I rotated one to secure with the bulb body vertical (which turns the led's to shine outward, side to side), and one I just popped in the same way the halogen bulb popped out. I can't seem to notice a difference?
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